National Association of Federal Retirees - Ottawa Branch Joins the BestLifeRewarded Health Behaviour Change Project

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Along with several Canadian Federal Government Departments and Agencies, including Canadian Forces Housing Agency, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Correctional Services Canada, and the Union of Health and Environment Workers – local 20729 (Environment Canada), BestLifeRewarded is pleased to announce that the National Association of Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch will join the research project which began in September of 2017.  Ottawa Branch will offer the BestLifeRewarded® platform to its 34,500 members who are retirees from the Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP, and retired federal judges, or federal retirees all living in the City of Ottawa.. View news release.

BestLifeRewarded Innovations Team is Growing! 

OAKVILLE, ON, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded Innovations currently services over 12,000 employers, supporting more than three million Canadians. To meet growing demand, we are thrilled to announce the onboarding of four new employees to the team!  

BestLifeRewarded is a customizable platform that elevates organizational health and wellness programming. Our innovative system combines proven behaviour-change models to motivate members to embrace the benefits of healthy living. Whether you are looking for an end-to-end solution or supplementing your existing program with a rewards-based approach, we have the platform to help you attain sustainable change. View news release

Partners for Mental Health and BestLifeRewarded Align to improve the mental health of Canadians 

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded is proud to announce the addition of Partners for Mental Health content from the program "Right By You". Working with Partners for Mental Health, BestLifeRewarded is bringing Canadians together to better support teen mental health.

In partnership with all major health organizations in Canada, BestLifeRewarded is the first program that combines rewards and evidence-informed behaviour change models with personalized health action plans designed to get and keep people healthy. View news release

Significant Healthy Lifestyle Improvements Reported by Members Using the BestLifeRewarded Platform

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Last year, BestLifeRewarded (BLR) announced the significant economic impact of unhealthy behaviours on Canadians. Specifically, about $69.4 billion is spent annually on direct and indirect costs for five key modifiable risk factors:Physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, excess weight, use of alcohol and low vegetable/fruit consumption​.

Employers pay a significant portion of these cost through the increased utilization of health benefits provided to employees. Without innovative solutions, these costs will continue to increase and rates of chronic diseases will continue to rise.View news release

An apple a day: Taking aim at costs associated with five major health risk factors

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Starting February 1, employers across Canada can use a free online tool to calculate the costs of employees' unhealthy behaviours, such as physical inactivity and smoking. To be launched by BestLifeRewarded Innovations and the Economic Club of Canada during a panel discussion that will examine the economic burden of modifiable health risk factors, the tool at also predicts the savings that would result from just a small reduction in a workforce's health-risk factor profile—information that could be used to make the financial case for wellness programming in the workplace. View news release

BestLifeRewarded® Celebrates 5 Years of Rewarding Canadians for their Healthy Behaviours 

TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Cookson James Loyalty Inc. (CJL) continues its "coordinated assault" to change the face of healthcare in Canada. In 2010, Cookson James Loyalty, the founders of BestLifeRewarded announced their vision to improve the health of Canadians. Since then, the group has successfully partnered with over 80 organizations to do just that. BestLifeRewarded is the first program to combine popular reward incentives with evidence-based health behaviour change modeling. BestLifeRewarded continues to receive global recognition for its innovative approach... View news release

Beyond the prize - new customized reward program gets personal

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - For many Canadians, life is a balancing act. Between a full-time job, family commitments and social obligations, finding time to care for your financial, physical and mental health can be tough. Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping Canadians put their health first by providing a personalized wellness rewards program through BestLifeRewwarded. View news release.

Canadian BestLifeRewarded Innovations Inc. to be Recognized Once Again on the World Stage at the 1st World NCD Congress in Chandigarh, India 

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded Innovations' behaviour change platform has been recognized once again on the world stage as a best practices approach for changing lives of its participating members.

Following their presentation at the Canada India Health Summit in Delhi, India in April 2017, the BestLifeRewarded Innovations team was invited to present their leading evidence-based platform at the First World Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Congress in Chandigarh, India on November 5th, 2017. View news release

The Economic Club of Canada and BestLifeRewarded Innovations today launch rewards-based financial literacy health challenge  

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded Innovations (BLRI) and the Economic Club of Canada (ECC), in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, are pleased to announce the launch of the MoneyFit Challenge, a new and innovative financial literacy initiative. There is a strong connection between financial well-being and overall health. The Challenge is available at no charge, in both English and French, and aims to help Canadians learn more about money matters and take important small steps to improve their own personal financial well-being. View news release

Canadian employers bear the economic burden of the poor health of their employees 

TORONTO, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - In Canada, about $69.4 billion is spent annually on direct and indirect costs for five key modifiable risk factors – physical inactivity, smoking, excess weight, use of alcohol and low vegetable / fruit consumption. Although Canadians know that they need to lead a healthier lifestyle, they continue to get a failing grade when it comes to reducing their risks for chronic disease. 

Of this enormous cost attributed to these five modifiable risk factors, approximately 70% are indirect, such as premature death and workplace disability costs. In Canada, this represents a major economic burden for employers... ​View news release

Special Olympics Ontario Partners with BestLifeRewarded to Provide Incentivized Health Behaviour Change Programs for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce its partnership with BestLifeRewarded®  to create a novel and engaging health behaviour change program for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.View news release.

HR Innovation and Employee Wellness, Industry and Business Article

Dec. 2018 -  Effective and results-driven wellness programs go well beyond lunch and learn, discounted gym memberships and walking clubs. Stringing together activities for employees without a strategy could actually be costing your company more than you think in the long run, without making the real changes you are looking for... View the article

BestLifeRewarded® Celebrates Year 6 with an Upgraded Program Rewarding Canadians' Healthy Behavioiurs 

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Cookson James Loyalty Inc. (CJL) continues its "coordinated assault" to change the face of healthcare in Canada with the launch of an enhanced version of their leading health behavior change program, now available at 

Since 2010, Cookson James Loyalty Inc. has successfully partnered with thousands of organizations to change the face of healthcare in Canada. Their BestLifeRewarded platform is the leading Canadian evidence-based health behaviour change program combining popular reward incentives with other proven health behaviour change models... View news release

Arthritis Society and BestLifeRewarded Innovations Align to Support Those Living With Arthritis and Those at Risk

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded Innovations (BLRI) is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Arthritis Society to deliver support and improved quality of life for people living with arthritis. View news release.

A Canadian First! Results now Published from the First-Ever Study to Examine Incentives in Canadian Healthcare 

TORONTO, Sept.  29, 2015 /CNW/ - The University Health Network, the University of Toronto, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Cookson James Loyalty Inc. are pleased to announce the results of the first known study to examine financial health incentives in Canadian healthcare, published this week in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. "Study enrollment was higher than expected, but more importantly, 75% of the cardiac rehab patients receiving the financial health incentive said 'it worked'. In addition, and 75% of people said they would sign up for such a program – this number increased to 90% at the end of the study," said Marc Mitchell, PhD, the lead study researcher.​..View news release


Cookson James Loyalty Announces Corporate Name Change to BestLifeRewarded® Innovations 

TORONTO, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Cookson James Loyalty has been dedicated to changing the face of health through evidence-informed innovation since 2010. Its flagship health behaviour change platform, BestLifeRewarded®, has been recognized globally as a gold standard for advancing sustainable health behaviour change.

The company is pleased to announce that effective today, it is changing its name to BestLifeRewarded® Innovations Inc. The name change leverages the strength and credibility of the BestLifeRewarded® brand and more closely aligns the company identity with its recognized value in the market. ​View news release

Financial Literacy and Its Link to Overall Well-Being: The "Cluster Effect"

OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ -  On December 6, 2018 in honour of Financial Literacy Month, the Financial Literacy and Wellness presentation focused on the relationship between financial well-being and overall wellness, as well as what tools and resources can be used to support employee health and well-being..​ View news release.

MoneyFit Challenge Year One Results: Improving Canadian's Financial Skills and Knowledge

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Last year, during Financial Literacy Month, BestLifeRewarded and the Economic Club of Canada, in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada launched a novel rewards-based financial literacy tool, the MoneyFit Challenge. To celebrate a successful year one, BestLifeRewarded is thrilled to report on some of the initial results.​ View news release.

Recent News

BestLifeRewarded® Innovations, Excellence Canada and the Economic Club of Canada Launch Enhanced Version of Mental Health at Work® Challenge 

TORONTO, July 10, 2017 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded® Innovations (formerly Cookson James Loyalty), Excellence Canada and Economic Club of Canada, among other partners, launched an exciting, organizational support program called the Mental Health at Work® Challenge 3 years ago. The aim of the program is to create a FREE, easy-to-follow, one-stop-shop tool providing organizations with the essentials to begin to implement the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the "National Standard"). View news release

Cookson James Loyalty Partners with Green Shield Canada to Launch Change4Life™, an Innovative New Program Rewarding Plan Members for Managing Their Health

TORONTO, May 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Cookson James Loyalty Inc. (CJL) is pleased to announce its partnership with Green Shield Canada to advance their "coordinated assault" to change the face of health in Canada. CJL's innovative health behavior change platform will serve as a catalyst to drive engagement in Green Shield's unique Change4Life™portal, offering targeted action plans with exciting rewards for members proactively managing their health. View news release

BestLifeRewarded Innovations Inc. Announces A Major Research Initiative with Federal Government Employees 

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - BestLifeRewarded Innovations is pleased to announce the launch of another ground-breaking employee health behaviour change research project with several federal government departments and agencies, including Canadian Forces Housing Agency, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa (Natural Resources Canada), Correctional Services Canada, and Union of Health and Environment Workers – local 20729 (Environment Canada) using the evidence-informed health behaviour change program, BestLifeRewarded.

The objective of the research initiative is to demonstrate that 'small steps' health behaviour changes will make a significant difference in both the well-being of employees as well as a near-term reduction to the economic burden for employers.  View news release

More reasons to put preventative health on business agenda 

TORONTO, ON – FEB. 8/2018 – Even small changes in personal behaviour can make big differences in health—and employers are increasingly

well positioned to play a vital part, and in turn benefit from lower health benefit costs and improved productivity.

At a panel discussion hosted by the Economic Club of Canada last week, entitled “Quantifying the Costs of an Unhealthy Workforce,” representatives for employers, the Ontario government and health technology providers agreed that preventative health measures can and should do more to reduce healthcare costs, and the workplace is an important environment for motivating individual action. View news release